Saturday, August 10, 2019

New Music Friday - August 2, 2019

Be sure to view a list of upcoming releases here!

Essential Full-Length Releases



Clairo - Immunity

Clairo is Claire Cottrill, a young singer who first garnered attention with the release of "Pretty Girl" on You-Tube. The video gained 35 million views on the site, which (along with some family connections) got her attention from a few major record labels. Immunity is her first album, released on the FADER label.

Listen: "Bags"
Listen: "Closer to You"




Cross Record - Cross Record

Cross Record is a duo of Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski, who have also recorded recently with Jonathan Meiburg of Shearwater as Loma. Cross Record existed prior to that collaboration and have two previous records under their belts.

Watch: "PYSOL My Castle"
Watch: "I Release You"




Merival - Lesson

Merival is the stage name of Anna Horvath, a folk musician from Toronto. She first gained attention in 2016 with the release of her EP, Lovers. Lesson is her debut album.

Watch: "No Brakes"
Listen: "Planting a Garden"


Other Full-Length Releases



Angela Perley - 4:30

Watch: "Let Go"
Listen: "Don’t Look Back Mary"


Slaughter Beach, Dog - Safe and Also Not Fear

Watch: "Heart Attack"
Listen: "Good Ones"


Ty Segall - First Taste

Watch: "Taste"
Listen: "Ice Plant"


Tyler Childers - Country Squire

Watch: "House Fire"
Watch: "All Your’n"

Singles, EPs, Soundtracks, etc.



the bird and the bee - Interpreting the Masters Volume 2: (A Tribute to Van Halen)

Listen: "Ain’t Talking ‘Bout Love"
Listen: "Hot for Teacher" (featuring Beck)


Cornelius - Point Reissue

Listen: "Tone Twilight Zone"
Listen: "Fly"


Fever Ray - Live at the Troxy

Listen: "I’m Not Done"
Listen: "Triangle Walks"


My Morning Jacket - The Tennessee Fire: 20th Anniversary Edition

Listen: "Evelyn Is Not Real" (First Version)
Listen: "The Bear" (First Version)


Thom Yorke - Not the News Rmx

Listen: "Not the News" (Mark Pritchard Remix)
Listen: "Not the News" (Clark Remix)

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Upcoming Album of the Week (Ending August 3, 2019)

I must issue a correction on my post from a couple of weeks ago, I mistakenly referred to Brandi Carlile's new all female country supergroup as The Highwaywomen... that's a different band (also an all-female country group). The new group consisting of Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires, and Natalie Hemby is The Highwomen.

They still have their debut album together set to come out in a few weeks, check it out over at my Upcoming Releases page!

This week, The New Pornographers announced their eighth album, In the Morse Code of Brake Lights.

pitchfork.com

The indie rock supergroup has been a consistent presence, releasing new albums every two to three years. Their most recent, Whiteout Conditions, was released in 2017. I've seen no mention yet of whether Dan Bejar will return on this record after sitting out the 2017 album.

In the Morse Code of Brake Lights was announced yesterday along with lead single "Falling Down the Stairs of Your Smile." The album will be released on September 27.



Also announced recently:

Allah Lahs - LAHS (October 11)
Angel Olsen - All Mirrors (October 4)
Ariel Pink & Royal Trux - Pink Stuff (September 6)
Black Marble - Bigger Than Life (October 25)
Carla dal Forno - Look Up Sharp (October 4)
Common Holly - When I say to you Black Lightning (October 11)
Dave Monks - On a Wave (October 18)
Death Cab for Cutie - Blue EP (September 6)
Destiny’s Child - The Writing’s on the Wall Vinyl Reissue (November 1)
Devon Welsh - True Love (October 11)
DIIV - Deceiver (October 4)
Foals - Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Vol. 2 (October 18)
Four Tet - Live at Alexandra Palace, London 8th and 9th May 2019 (out now)
Girl Ray - Girl (November 8)
Jason Lytle - Arthur King Presents Jason Lytle: NYLONANDJUNO (August 16)
Jidenna - 85 to Africa (August 23)
The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) Box Set (October 25)
Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell (August 30)
Mikal Cronin - Seeker (October 25)
Molly Sarlé - Karaoke Angel (September 20)
Prince - Chaos and Disorder Reissue (September 13)
Prince - Emancipation Reissue (September 13)
Prince - The VERSACE Experience (PRELUDE 2 GOLD) Reissue (September 13)
Robbie Robertson - Sinematic (September 20)
Third Eye Blind - Screamer (October 18)
Thom Yorke - Not the News Rmx (out now)
Tove Lo - Bad as the Boys (September 20)
Warmduscher - Tainted Lunch (November 1)

Monday, July 22, 2019

New Music Friday - July 19, 2019

Be sure to view a list of upcoming releases here!

Essential Full-Length Releases



Nas - The Lost Tapes 2

Nas released the first Lost Tapes in 2002, comprising of unreleased tracks from previous recording sessions. He's back with a second, long-teased collection, featuring out-takes from his 2006 album Hip Hop Is Dead to last year's Nasir.

Listen: "Jarreau of Rap" (featuring Al Jarreau, & Keyon Harrold)
Listen: "No Bad Energy"




Saul Williams - Encrypted & Vulnerable

Encrypted & Vulnerable is the sixth album from Saul Williams, following 2016's LoserMartyrKing. Though he's made a name for himself as a spoken word artist, he considers this to be his first spoken word album. The record also serves as the score for his first film, Neptune Frost.

Watch: "Encrypted & Vulnerable" (featuring Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah)
Watch: "Experiment"


Other Full-Length Releases



IDER - Emotional Education

Watch: "Wu Baby"
Listen: "Saddest Generation"


Chuck Cleaver - Send Aid

Listen: "Anything"
Listen: "Terrible Friend"

Singles, EPs, Soundtracks, etc.



Brian Eno - Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks - Remastered

Watch: "An Ending (Ascent)"
Listen: "Under Stars"


Daphni - Sizzling EP

Listen: "Sizzling"
Listen: "If"


The Lion King: The Gift

Watch: "Spirit”/“Bigger"
Listen: "Brown Skin Girl"

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Upcoming Album of the Week (Ending July 20, 2019)

It's been more than two decades since the country supergroup The Highwaymen (Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson) disbanded, but their spiritual successors have been arrived: The Highwaywomen, made up of Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires, Natalie Hemby.

No need to wait for an album, they announced one this week, check it out over it my Upcoming Releases page!

This week, Vivian Girls returned with their fourth album, Memory.

stereogum.com

Vivian Girls is an amazing lo-fi band with members Cassie Ramone, Katy Goodman, and Ali Koehler, and also counts former members Fiona Campbell, and Frankie Rose. All of them have amazing solo careers and side projects. Vivian Girls itself disbanded in 2014.

I wasn't expecting any news from the band, but this week, they announced their return and the reunion album. Memory is set to be released on September 20 and includes the lead single "Sick."



Also announced this week:

Anna Meredith - FIBS (October)
Blood Orange - Angel’s Pulse (out now)
Bon Iver - i,i (August 30)
Brockhampton - Ginger (August)
Chance The Rapper - The Big Day (July 26)
Chastity Belt - Chastity Belt (September 20)
Common - Let Love (August 30)
Fitz and The Tantrums - All the Feels (September 20)
The Highwaywomen - The Highwaywomen (September 6)
Iggy Pop - Free (September 6)
Jenny Hval - The Practice of Love (September 13)
Joan Shelley - Like the River Loves the Sea (August 30)
The Lion King: The Gift (out now)
Little Scream - Speed Queen (October 25)
Long Beard - Means to Me (August 30)
Lykke Li - still sad still sexy (July 26)
M83 - DSVII (September 20)
The Music Of Red Dead Redemption II: Original Score (August 9)
One True Pairing - One True Pairing (September 20)
Tegan and Sara - Hey, I’m Just Like You (September 27)
Touché Amoré - Dead Horse X (August 9)
Twin Peaks - Lookout Low (September 13)
Uniform & The Body - Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back (August 16)
Wilco - Ode to Joy (October 4)

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Upcoming Album of the Week (Ending July 6, 2019)

Halle Bailey, one-half of the sister duo Chloe x Halle, was recently cast as Ariel in Disney's latest live action reboot of one of their classic properties, The Little Mermaid. The casting was a surprise, to me at least, but a great choice nonetheless. I'll be interested to hear her voice on re-recordings of some of those classic Disney songs!

There will definitely be a soundtrack for this, so when it's announced, look for it over on my Upcoming Releases page!

Recently, Brittany Howard announced her debut solo album, Jaime.

stereogum.com

Howard is probably best known as the frontwoman the bluesy, soulful roots rock band Alabama Shakes, with which she's released two albums. She's also embarked on a couple of side projects, Thunderbitch and Bermuda Triangle.

Named for her deceased sister, Howard announced Jaime a couple of weeks ago and released the album's lead single, "History Repeats."



Also announced recently:

Belle and Sebastian - Days of the Bagnold Summer (September 13)
Daniel Caesar - CASE STUDY 01 (out now)
Friendly Fires - Inflorescent (August 16)
Hesitation Wounds - Chicanery (August 30)
Joyero - Release the Dogs (August 23)
KAZU - Adult Baby (September 13)
The Lion King Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (July 11)
Nas - The Lost Tapes 2 (July 12)
Oh Sees - Face Stabber (August 16)
Perera Elsewhere - THRILL (September 6)
Saul Williams - Encrypted & Vulnerable (July 18)
Snail Mail - Habit (August 30)
Trentemøller - Obverse (September 27)
The Velvet Underground - The Complete Matrix Tapes (July 12)

Sunday, June 23, 2019

New Music Friday - April 19, 2019

Be sure to view a list of upcoming releases here!

Essential Full-Length Releases



Heather Woods Broderick - Invitation

Watch: "White Tail"
Watch: "I Try"                                                                                                                                                             




Lizzo - Cuz I Love You

Watch: "Juice"
Watch: "Cuz I Love You"                                                                                                                                           




The Tallest Man on Earth - I Love You. It’s a Fever Dream

Listen: "I’m a Stranger Now"
Listen: "My Dear"                                                                                                                                                                                         




Sad Planets - Akron, Ohio

Watch: "Yesterday Girls"
Watch: "Just Landed" (featuring J Mascis)                                                                                                                    




Wand - Laughing Matter

Watch: "Scarecrow"
Watch: "Walkie Talkie"                                                                                                                                         


Other Full-Length Releases



Cage the Elephant - Social Cues

Watch: "Ready to Let Go"
Watch: "House of Glass"


Diane Coffee - Internet Arms

Watch: "Not Ready to Go"
Listen: "Lights Off"


Drugdealer - Raw Honey

Watch: "Fools"
Listen: "Honey" (featuring Weyes Blood)


Gang of Four - Happy Now

Watch: "Paper Thin"
Listen: "White Lies"


Jens Lekman & Annika Norlin - CORRESPONDENCE

Listen: "Who Really Needs Who?"
Listen: "On the Edge of Time"


Kelsey Lu - Blood

Watch: "Blood"
Watch: "Due West"

Singles, EPs, Soundtracks, etc.



Angelique Kidjo - Celia

Listen: "Quimbara"
Listen: "Bemba Colorá"


Béyonce - Homecoming

Listen: "Before I Let Go"
Listen: "Party"


Carla dal Forno - "So Much Better"/"Fever Walk"

Watch: "So Much Better"
Listen: "Fever Walk"


Kevin Abstract - Ghettobaby

Listen: "Joy Ride"
Listen: "Corpus Christi"


More Pain - More Pain




Self Defense Family - Performative Guilt

Listen: "Rest in Peace for the Error Shall Not Be Repeated"

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Upcoming Album of the Week (Ending June 22, 2019)

Jeopardy seems to have enough music-related answers that no one on the show gets right that I think I ought to try getting on the show again. This week, it was an answer about The 1975 and their 2016 album. I would have gotten this one right..., but oh well.

As always, you can view a full list of upcoming albums that I'm looking forward to here!

This week, Sleater-Kinney announced their ninth album, The Center Won't Hold.

pitchfork.com

The iconic band reformed in 2014 following an eight-year break and released their first new album in a decade, No Cities to Love, the following year. It was a spectacular return for the band.

Their follow-up to that comeback was produced by another amazing female rock star, St. Vincent. It's a partnership I'm extremely excited to hear the results of. The album announcement came with a new song, "The Future Is Here," though they previously released "Hurry On Home" from the record.



The Center Won't Hold will be released on August 16.


Also announced recently:

!!! - Wallop (August 30)
(Sandy) Alex G - House of Sugar (September 13)
Adam Green - Engine of Paradise (August 28)
Alex Cameron - Miami Memory (September 13)
Amason - Marry Me Just for Fun (August 16)
Angela Perley - 4:30 (August 2)
The Avett Brothers - Closer Than Together (October 4)
BANKS - III (July 12)
Bat for Lashes - Lost Girls (September 6)
The Bird and the Bee - Interpreting the Masters Volume 2: A Tribute to Van Halen (August 2)
BJ the Chicago Kid - 1123 (July 26)
Black Belt Eagle Scout - At the Party with My Brown Friends (August 30)
Blanck Mass - Animated Violence Mild (August 16)
Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Bryce Dessner, Eighth Blackbird - When We Are Inhuman (August 30)
Burial - “Claustro”/“State Forest” (out now)
Car Seat Headrest - Commit Yourself Completely (out now)
Charli XCX - Charli (September 13)
Chelsea Wolfe - Birth of Violence (September 13)
Clairo - Immunity (August 2)
Cornelius - Point Reissue (July 31)
Cross Record - Cross Record (August 2)
CRX - Peek (August 23)
Daphni - Sizzling EP (July 19)
Devendra Banhart - Ma (September 13)
Efterklang - Altid Sammen (September 20)
Emel Mathlouthi - Everywhere We Looked Was Burning (September 27)
Esther Rose - You Made It This Far (August 23)
Fever Ray - Live at the Troxy (August 2)
Florist - Emily Alone (July 26)
Frankie Cosmos - Close It Tightly (September 6)
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Bandana (June 28)
Frightened Rabbit - TINY CHANGES: A Celebration of Frightened Rabbit’s ‘The Midnight Organ Fight’ (July 12)
Future - SAVE ME (June 7)
G&D - Black Love & War (August 9)
Girl Band - The Talkies (September 27)
Hiss Golden Messenger - Terms of Surrender (September 20)
The Hold Steady - Thrashing Thru the Passion (August 16)
Jay Som - Anak Ko (August 23)
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - Tracing Back the Radiance (July 12)
Jónsi & Alex Somers - Riceboy Sleeps: 10th Anniversary Edition (August 30)
The Juan MacLean - The Brighter the Light (September 20)
Kindness - Something Like a War (September 6)
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Infest the Rats’ Nest (August 16)
Khruangbin - Hasta El Cielo (July 12)
Liam Gallagher - Why Me? Why Not (September 20)
Lillie Mae - Other Girls (August 16)
Lisel - Angels on the Slope (July 26)
Lower Dens - The Competition (September 6)
Luke Temple - Both-And (September 13)
Maria Usbeck - Envejeciendo (August 16)
Metronomy - Metronomy Forever (September 13)
Michaela Anne - Desert Dove (September 27)
Midsommar: Original Score By Bobby Krlic (July 5)
MUNA - Saves the World (September 6)
The Music of Red Dead Redemption II (July 12)
My Morning Jacket - The Tennessee Fire: Deluxe Edition (August 2)
Pixies - Beneath the Eyrie (September 13)
The S.L.P. - The S.L.P. (August 30)
Sheer Mag - A Distant Call (August 23)
Shura - forevher (August 16)
Slaughter Beach Dog - Safe and Also No Fear (August 2)
Spoon - Everything Hits at Once: The Best of Spoon (July 26)
Swim Deep - Emerald Classics (October 4)
Thom Yorke - ANIMA (June 27)
Tinariwen - Amajdar (September 6)
Ty Segall - First Taste (August 2)
Vagabon - Infinite Worlds (September 27)
Whitney - Forever Turned Around (August 30)
WHY? - AOKOHIO (August 9)